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They sound great out of my two Cowons, Z2 and J3. as well as my Samsung Galaxy 3.

post #452 of 1156

I own my XBA3-ip for a month now and I just love them. Before I had AKG K370 and these are so much better.

I only use an iPhone 5 and Accudio to listen to FLAC files. First few day my ears hurt a bit, I use the large silicon tips, but now they fit perfectly. Detail is very very good and everything is in balance in my opinion.

I know, it's hard to describe as everybody has a different set of ear's. I am a bassplayer for 30+ years and I think(hope) I can still hear the finesses of music.

Anyway, I love them and listen to them every single day in the metro.

 

Greetz Philip
 

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A couple people on a different forum have experience with the first generation XBA models and recently auditioned the new lineup at their local headphone store. To them the new XBA lineup sounds different ("warmer", treble toned down, etc.)

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A couple people on a different forum have experience with the first generation XBA models and recently auditioned the new lineup at their local headphone store. To them the new XBA lineup sounds different ("warmer", treble toned down, etc.)

This is great news!!!

post #455 of 1156

I think I'm going to get mine reshelled. The sticky out fit just sucks too much. I have an IE80 to keep me entertained in the meantime.

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A couple people on a different forum have experience with the first generation XBA models and recently auditioned the new lineup at their local headphone store. To them the new XBA lineup sounds different ("warmer", treble toned down, etc.)

 

The XBA 40 has a much better bass kick as well.

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WANT!!!! But no money :"(
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The XBA 40 has a much better bass kick as well.

 

That sounds great. The XBA-4 had great bass but didn't quite live up to the super woofer hype.

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I just came back from 1 week of vacation and used my XBA-3 with Samsung S3 on the beach every day and just want to report that it was pretty good. I didn't heard the metallic high that some reported. Very happy with them (specially for the price we got them here in Canada ;-) )
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Even though I don't have any complaints with the XBA-3 ( I even got them reshelled). Somehow, I feel it is not able to handle extreme metal genre's well. That said, electronic music sounds wonderful.

 

I can't really put my finger on what exactly is wrong. Maybe my sound preferences are a little different. Still trying to figure it out.

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...maybe its their metallic nature? no pun intended

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Even though I don't have any complaints with the XBA-3 ( I even got them reshelled). Somehow, I feel it is not able to handle extreme metal genre's well. That said, electronic music sounds wonderful.

 

I can't really put my finger on what exactly is wrong. Maybe my sound preferences are a little different. Still trying to figure it out.

 

I find the opposite to be true. The XBA-3 is very good for fast metal due to the amazing instrument separation and detail. The bass and double kick bass drum is adequate and impactful. 

 

I prefer my Miles Davis Tribute for electronic music because it's more intimate, warmer, and has fuller bass / sub bass. 

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I find the opposite to be true. The XBA-3 is very good for fast metal due to the amazing instrument separation and detail. The bass and double kick bass drum is adequate and impactful. 

 

I prefer my Miles Davis Tribute for electronic music because it's more intimate, warmer, and has fuller bass / sub bass. 

 

I don't know how to explain this. I am not saying they are bad but seem to like RE-262 for metal. Maybe, its the kind of sound I prefer. Also, I feel my cans do more justice to metal.

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I don't know how to explain this. I am not saying they are bad but seem to like RE-262 for metal. Maybe, its the kind of sound I prefer. Also, I feel my cans do more justice to metal.

 

Well, most cans are made of metal right?  Soda cans, tin cans, cans of food. ;)

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Even though I don't have any complaints with the XBA-3 ( I even got them reshelled). Somehow, I feel it is not able to handle extreme metal genre's well. That said, electronic music sounds wonderful.

 

I can't really put my finger on what exactly is wrong. Maybe my sound preferences are a little different. Still trying to figure it out.

 

Seems like you want a colder type of sound. Lots of people love Grados for rock/metal for that reason. The smoothness and warmth of the XBA-3 doesn't really bring out the aggressive nature of that kind of music.

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